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neck stretches

in the july edition of "i've got your back" on wtip, we talk about ways to keep your neck feeling pain-free. during summer, we often are camping out, staying with friends or family, sleeping in unfamiliar places, carrying canoes or heavy backpacks, or just feeling the stress of a busy season! no need to put that into your neck!


move slowly, going until you just feel that gentle tug in your muscles. wherever you feel it, you've found it! hold the gentle stretch for 30-60 seconds before moving on to the next one. do these all on one side, then repeat on the other side

  1. bring one ear toward your shoulder - hold

  2. keeping your ear low, twist your nose to your shoulder - hold

  3. keeping your ear and nose close to your shoulder, tuck your chin towards your collarbone - hold

you can do this once a day or more!





for a little bonus neck mobility, you can try this simple twist:

sitting up tall, the tallest you've been all day, turn your nose and chin together all the way to one side. then swish your eyeballs, without moving your head, as far as you can the opposite direction, then back all the way over the shoulder you're looking over, then as far as you can the opposite direction. swish your eyeballs a couple of times, staying sitting tall and keeping a twist in your neck, then repeat to the other side!


if you have any questions, about these practices or others, don't hesitate to reach out! my email is drstephvos@gmail.com and i love to chat about bodies :)


listen to the full interview here and stay tuned the last wednesday of the month for "i've got your back" at 8:20(ish) on wtip.org's north shore morning show!

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